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A trace of life

A trace of life

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  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Jul 2008, 01:06
Wow, all those rocky outcrops as far as the eye can see. Love the movement of the clouds and sea. Beautiful image.
  • smits
  • Australia
  • 9 Jul 2008, 01:24
Quite eerie...the rocks are not glistening. love the sky.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2008, 03:50
Stonking! could be a naturally occurring rock formation...who can say, unless you interviewed the actual perpetrator and beat a confession out of her/him...

The horizon, here, is a membrane that separates the roiling heavens from the frozen mist of the sea.
That is an "Oh Wow" shot. Hypnotic.
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2008, 06:14
Back in full effect!
Quite surreal, all those rocks out to sea and the drawn out clouds- marvellous if not a bit spooky.
Where is this? overseas someplace?
  • Stan
  • 9 Jul 2008, 06:48
Straight to the Likeys mate. Crikey! I think you lost a bit of detail due to diffraction though I can't tell at this display size.
This is stunning Mal. I really like the slow motion effect and the tones!
Great shot to come back with Mal.
Well what can we say, stunning as always smile
Still the master of this particular magic.
How I have missed you photographs, Mal. I am earmarking this afternoon for immersing myself in catching up.

This one certainly has the `wow` factor. Stunning. (:o)
  • spoon
  • Romania
  • 9 Jul 2008, 10:52
Brilliant thing, mal. Love the sharpness of the rocks and the dreamy sky and the foggy water.
Good stuff Mal!
The rocks in the foreground look like great lumps of coal in an alien landscape. You haven't lost the knack then? wink
This is one of the best landscape shots I have seen in SC...Well done!!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2008, 15:58
Just gorgeous, Mal. Love it.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jul 2008, 16:42
another beauty.
Fantastic image.
  • A quiet corner of Utopia
  • 9 Jul 2008, 17:02
Beyond stunning!

Absolutely awesome
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 9 Jul 2008, 17:20
just makes me want to get better at this sort of stuff, fancy swapping camerasgrin i'll even throw in my other half lol. Superb work Mal.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Jul 2008, 17:58
You and that filter, Mal, are wedded as one!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2008, 19:00
Everything is right! Always follow your own instinct...
I guess you're back in UK now ... Glad Ray mentioned this as a stonker 'cause that's exactly what it is. Haven't a clue how you achieved it.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2008, 19:16
I see you're back to your safety zone. There is nothing wrong with that, Mal. Always enjoyable, high quality stuff. Keep looking, though. smile
Hi Malcolm ! You still and always have magnificent landscape pictures to offer. A real pleasure to re-visit you. I know, it's a been a while ! smile
  • Padraig
  • Scotland
  • 9 Jul 2008, 20:12
Wow..this is amazing, and the wee "trace of life" really adds to an already wonderful shot
Whats not to like!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2008, 22:49
A wee bit of growth way up yonder. Let's sit with a dram and ponder.

Who would build the cairn on its own. In this desolated land of fog and stone?

Roll of drums

Oh yes, oh yes I ponder
what she is doing tonight ...

Sound like a malcontent observing a malnificent. All the best like some would say.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2008, 18:53
From Genesis, chapter 1:
1 First God made heaven & earth 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." 7 And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good."
These words came again into my mind when looking at your pic! You seem to be obsessed by these first days of creation like your title indicates too!
Hi Mal, glad your back I miss my regular dose of awe-inspiring imagery.
It's that little pile of rocks that make this. I am soooooooo envious of the new camera!
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 12 Jul 2008, 19:11
Ah, the usual ingredients: beautifully modelled rocks, foggy water and a dynamic sky - together with a topping of great contrasts. Marvellous, I especially like the composition: everything seems to be moving towards the vanishing point somewhere just beyond the horizon. It really draws the viewer with it...
Another Mal master class.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 14 Jul 2008, 02:19
This is beautiful. I love it.
  • maqroll
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jul 2008, 11:50
Excelente exposición y muy buen tratamiento b/w
  • ta
  • Turkey
  • 26 Jul 2008, 21:58
A Mal classic..
Bienvenido de nuevo, Mal! Esta foto es tuya, verdad? smile Mal's style! Great!
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:19
Stunning. SHot.
  • wailor
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2008, 16:46
Hi. I have to ask, how do you get these long exposure images. they are simply beautiful!!!
  • DDR
  • Spain
  • 25 May 2009, 21:08
Hi, great images, i really like them all. I want to ask the author or anyone if you use a filter or anything else beside the S, A and ISO on this kind of pictures. Sorry to bother you but i´m new at this. Keep up this great work, mate.

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